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Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon is editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributes to sister publications North American Windpower magazine, Unmanned Aerial Online, and NGT News, an alternative fuel vehicle news site, and was previously editor of the latter. Joseph is also the former editor of smart grid publication Renew Grid. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in English and started his career at Zackin Publications, publisher of Solar Industry, as an editorial assistant in 2010.
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N.H. Solar Installer Cuts Jobs While Lawmakers Grapple With Net-Metering Cap

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2016

The controversy in Nevada is making headlines – and rightfully so – but solar companies in that state aren’t the only ones suffering from uncertainty regarding net-metering policies. In New Hampshire, another legislative storm is brewing.

NV Energy Proposes Grandfathering In Nevada Solar Net-Metering Customers

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2016

As solar companies and advocates keep fighting against recent changes to net-metering rules in Nevada, utility NV Energy is now proposing to allow existing net-metering customers to receive reimbursement rates set under the previous rules for up to 20 years. [Read More]

sPower Enters Deals Amid Its Big Plans For 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2016

sPower, a Salt Lake City-based independent power producer, has announced a major project-development partnership and inked a 1 GW order for solar PV modules. Specifically, the company entered an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with Rosendin Electric Inc. (REI), [Read More]

Telamon Completes 1 MW Rooftop Solar Project For Transit Agency

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2016

Telamon Corp.’s energy solutions division recently completed a 1 MW rooftop solar array at the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp. (IndyGo) facility in Indianapolis. Telamon served as the system designer and engineer by performing construction oversight and serving as the owner’s [Read More]

MiaSole Announces Certifications For FLEX-02 Solar Modules

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2016

MiaSole has announced that its copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS)-based, thin-film FLEX-02 solar modules are IEC 61646, IEC 61730 and UL 1703 certified, as well as UL 790 Class A fire rated. The California-based company says its FLEX-02 module offers [Read More]

More Fallout In Nevada: Radiant Solar Cuts Workforce, Coalition Wants Commissioners Removed

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2016

The drama in Nevada continues, as another solar installer has announced local job cuts and a coalition has issued a call for the governor to unseat officials on the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN). Las Vegas-based Radiant Solar Solutions [Read More]

Report: Solar And Wind Could Eclipse Fossil Fuels By 2030

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2016

The U.S. could slash greenhouse-gas emissions from power production by up to 78% below 1990 levels within 15 years while meeting increased energy demand, according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University [Read More]

First Solar Cuts Ribbon On Australian Projects Totaling 155 MW

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2016

First Solar recently marked the official opening of two utility-scale solar projects totaling 155 MW in Australia. Located in New South Wales, the 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill facilities are Australia’s largest utility-scale solar projects to date, [Read More]

New Leader At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2016

The University of California’s (UC) board of regents has approved Dr. Michael Witherell, vice chancellor for research at UC Santa Barbara, as the eighth director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Following a national search, Witherell will replace departing director, [Read More]

Borrego Solar Systems Doubled O&M Assets In 2015

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 25, 2016

Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a California-based solar power project designer, developer, installer, and operations and maintenance (O&M) provider, says that since expanding its O&M services to all owners of commercial- and utility-scale PV plants in early 2015, the company now [Read More]